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An ice way to start Northstars season

The Newcastle Northstars will welcome the “old with the new” when they prepare to face-off with long-time rivals CBR Brave in the opening round of the 2021 McCormack Cup this weekend. Experienced campaigner...

GALLERY: Blues put Bulldogs to the sword in AFLHCC

The Newcastle City Blues flexed its collective muscle at the expense of AFL Hunter Central Coast (AFLHCC) rivals Warners Bay Bulldogs at Feighan Oval on Saturday. The Black Diamond Cup Women’s outfit thrashed...

Callinan, Cibilic renew friendly rivalry in WA

Novocastrians Ryan Callinan and Morgan Cibilic will renew their friendly rivalry in the fourth stop on the 2021 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro presented...

Miller’s making his mark at the Greens

Talented Merewether Carlton youngster Lachlan Miller is confident the Greens can make a definitive mark on the 2021 Hunter Rugby season. And, following two rounds of action, he might be on the money. After...

Meaghan’s Blues on the ball in 2021

The Newcastle City Blues Black Diamond Cup women’s side is eyeing off a trifecta of AFL Hunter Central Coast titles in 2021, however there’s no pressure on the talented line-up to succeed. That’s...

Lake Mac sailor Malcolm Dean lets The Stig ‘do the talking’

Top Gear’s Stig was a man of few words – and Lake Macquarie sailor Malcolm Dean also let his Shaw 650 of the same name do the talking in the hard-fought ASBA...

Aussie battlers salute in Sail Port Stephens finale

As Australia commemorated Anzac Day, there were battles aplenty on the water in an action-packed finale to Sail Port Stephens 2021, which saw some surprise victors in a number of divisions. The two-year...

Super Saturday sail-ebration was one to remember

Today we honour the Anzac legend and our selfless servicemen and women. Yesterday (24 April), however, was all about remembering the legacy of Roger “Hicko” Hickman, Sail Port Stephens mentor and ambassador, with...

Sail Port Stephens turns on crowd-pleasing performance

The world would’ve watched in utter amazement yesterday as 130 yachts lined up for the opening spell of a massive weekend of racing at Sail Port Stephens 2021. Spinnakers lined the entire bay,...

Hunter Rugby rivals eye off Adams-Halter Anzac Shield

A long-standing Hunter Rugby “war” will be pushed to the side, albeit for a couple of minutes, to honour our servicemen and women, plus other fallen heroes, at Townson Oval this weekend. Merewether...

Surfest’s return to make a splash in 2022

Newcastle’s favourite surfing competition is set to make a triumphant return in 2022.  After being cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, director Warren Smith says Surfest will be an incredible experience.  “It’s going to...

Stronger breeze blows results wide open at Sail Port Stephens

“Sunny with winds 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon” was how the official forecasters optimistically described the weather for Sail Port Stephens yesterday. At least they were right about...

Charlestown bowled over by new cricket facilities

The Charlestown Junior Cricket Club will be the envy of its rivals next season. The organisation recently unveiled its new $338,000 training facilities – which includes combined synthetic and turf nets – at...

No barriers for women in AFL anymore: Flynn

There are no barriers for women in AFL anymore, according to AFL Hunter Central Coast (AFLHCC) chairman David Flynn. As other sports struggle to find the right balance in the “battle of the...

The islands have it as Sail Port Stephens fleet heads offshore

The 2021 Sail Port Stephens regatta switched to island time on Tuesday for race two of the Commodores Cup, with the fleet heading seawards for a course where Mother Nature lays the...

From rust to trust as Sail Port Stephens enjoys action-packed start

It was a day to clear the rust, but also to show some trust, as Sail Port Stephens turned on a spectacular opening day for the Bannisters Port Stephens Commodores Cup 2021. Racing...

Full sail ahead for huge Sail Port Stephens fleet

A year after its COVID-19-enforced cancellation, Sail Port Stephens regatta has rebounded in record style, filling marina berths, moorings and motels while boasting the largest number of individual entries across the various...

AFLHCC: Panthers pounce on season opener

The Terrigal Avoca Panthers started the 2021 AFL Hunter Central Coast (AFLHCC) season pretty much the same way as they finished last year’s competition – with a win. In a grand final replay,...

GALLERY: Double the fun for croquet players

More than 30 players showcased their skills and technical nous during the Hunter Challenge Croquet Golf Doubles at Toronto this week. The division three section of the tournament, which took place on Tuesday...

Foundation hopes to break barriers to basketball

Newcastle Basketball will open its doors to more children, thanks to a new funding resource announced this week. With the establishment of the Basketball Community Foundation, the central sporting hub is hoping to...

Hunter Rugby tackles new era

“We will see more eyeballs on the sport than ever before.” That’s the promise from Hunter Rugby (HR) chair Glenn Turner as the organisation prepares to kick off its season this weekend. The code’s...
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